Demand for standardised information management practices by leading businesses in the UK has contributed to an 18 per cent growth in customer numbers for data destruction company Shred-it. The Manchester-based business has experienced increased demand for its services as multinationals headquartered in the UK seek consistent information destruction standards across all offices. In the UK this has resulted in 4,000 new companies contracting Shred-it’s destruction services. Robert Guice, Executive Vice President, Shred-it, said, ‘Multinationals are recognising the importance of standardised practices across all their markets. Shred-it is able to provide companies with both a local and global strategy to help them manage risk and abide by data regulations.’ Shred-it plans to continue to invest in its national information destruction service in 2013, following the opening of the
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.